Biting the Dust

Biting the Dust is a tender and beautiful examination of death and rebirth, an animated installation/performance using objects and puppetry to encompass and evoke dreams and memories of a life once lived.

A body is laid out on a candle-lit table. Time stands still.
Very slowly a glowing china cup floats its tea-and-sympathy ritual. A last cup of tea. Finality. The End.

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‘a haunting piece of work with images that linger and resonate long after the production. Grist to the Mill are definitely a company to look out for’ – Peter Glanville, Artistic Director, Little Angel Theatre

‘Beautiful, with an adorably creepy Victorian waif puppet’ – Mathilda Gregory. Fringe Guru

‘Fantastic control of atmosphere, I was wrapped up in every moment’ – audience feedback

‘It is very good indeed. Scary, moving, touching, worrying’ – audience feedback

Grist to the Mill received Arts Council England funding to develop Biting the Dust which was presented in-progress at Puppet Centre‘s Puppetry Snax, Tara Arts, London and at Punched, Nightingale Theatre, December 2011 and subsequently presented at Little Angel Theatre, London, 24 March 2012.

Devised and performed by Isobel Smith, Artistic Director of Grist to the Mill
There is no spoken dialogue, it is suitable for international audiences
(running time approx: 50 minutes)